BNM international reserves rise to US$115.4 bln as at Feb 15,2024

Publish date: Thu, 22 Feb 2024, 04:43 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) international reserves rose to US$115.4 billion (US$1=RM4.79) as at Feb 15, 2024 from US$114.8 billion as at Jan 31, 2024.

In a statement today, the central bank said the reserves position was sufficient to finance 5.5 months of imports of goods and services, and was 1.0 time the total short-term external debt.

The main components of the reserves were foreign currency reserves which stood at US$102.9 billion, followed by International Monetary Fund reserves (US$1.4 billion), special drawing rights (SDRs) (US$5.8 billion), gold (US$2.6 billion), and other reserve assets (US$2.7 billion).

Total assets stood at RM634.18 billion, comprising gold and foreign exchange and other reserves, including SDRs (RM529.72 billion), Malaysian government papers (RM13.0 billion), deposits with financial institutions (RM1.31 billion), loans and advances (RM24.48 billion), land and buildings (RM4.13 billion) and other assets (RM61.53 billion).

BNM said capital and liabilities comprised paid-up capital (RM100.0 million), reserves (RM186.31 billion), currency in circulation (RM169.88 billion), deposits by financial institutions (RM156.39 billion), federal government (RM18.26 billion) and others (RM39.57 billion), Bank Negara papers (RM30.71 billion), allocation of SDRs (RM29.74 billion), and other liabilities (RM3.24 billion). - Bernama

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